Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Chennai Monolgues

Two theatre fests. Presented by two rival newspapers.
I chose the 'One on One' monologues by a Mumbai group, kicked by the themes they handled - everything contemporary, wry and humorous.

My vote went to the bit on the Worli-Forli Sealink of Mumbai. The actor, a lamp post ( or was he part of the Link beam) sharing all that he saw and heard down below. From fancy plans to local goondagiri to fights in the Assembly on a name for this facility.

And I thought - why don't our writers here produce monologues on our city - its people, its hijinks and its autos, potholes and garbage agency whose patron lives in South America.

Did I hear some one say - do you think actors would have the nerve to stage them?

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